45th Virginia Infantry Battalion

HISTORY

45th Infantry Battalion was organized by detachments between April and December, 1863. Its six companies were composed of men from the 1st Regiment Cavalry Virginia State Line which had disbanded. The unit served in the Department of Western Virginia, lost 4 killed and 11 wounded at Cloyd’s Mountain, then was involved in various conflicts in the Shenandoah Valley. It disbanded during April, 1865. Lieutenant Colonel Henry M. Beckley and Major Blake L. Woodson were in command.

[Source: National Park Service, Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System]

BIBLIOGRAPHY

45th Battalion Virginia Infantry, “Smith and Count’s Battalion of Partisan Rangers”, Virginia Regimental History Series, by Jeffrey C. Weaver, H.E. Howard Publishing, 1992.

The Other Feud: William Anderson “Devil Anse” Hatfield in the Civil War, by Philip Hatfield Ph.D., Createspace, 2010.